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About AntA

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  • Birthday 31/08/1960

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    Broadway Worcs
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  • Turn Table
    Project 2Xperience
  • Digital Source 1
    Marantz SA 8005
  • Digital Source 2
  • Integrated Amp
    Marantz PM 8005
  • My Speakers
    Tannoy 6.2 Precision
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD 660s
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. AntA

    What do I buy?

    This looks really interesting. Have you ever tried the monitor audio trans/rec? It seems like they really should be in the same room. But it is a great idea, if I were to buy another amplifier perhaps I can connect the one I have (Marantz PM8005) in my listening room to a new amplifier connected to my Tannoy Precision 6.2s in the lounge. I'm no expert on this but I suppose I just need to find a line out from the PM8005 to a line in on the new amplifier. Perhaps there are other transmitter / receivers out there that are more powerful to transmit to different rooms.
  2. AntA

    What do I buy?

    It's a very versatile piece of kit isn't it.
  3. AntA

    What do I buy?

    I think it does as I have a CCA plugged into it via optic if I remember right. I don't have it set up to check right now as we are living with my son until we complete the purchase. Here is what the Marantz specification says. And just like the Premium SA-14S1, the SA8005 includes a DAC-mode. It has optical and coaxial digital input as well as USB-B for direct connection to your PC. This means you can use the player’s high-quality DAC and the high-quality audio output stage with HDAM®-SA2 modules.
  4. AntA

    What do I buy?

    Thank you for the replies but I really want to have the turntable connected to the DM10 Active systems in the listening room as I don't want to have to go to the lounge to change records. Also I want anything very fragile away from the grandchildren so I don't want to put the TT in the lounge and transmit wireless to the active speakers, I think probably the Yamaha WXC 50 and a headphone amp is probably my only option and use the Marantz Tannoy system in the lounge then get wireless transmitters/receiver to connect from the CD player in the listening room should I want to listen to CDs in there.
  5. AntA

    What do I buy?

    I have just moved house and I need advice on how to reconfigure my HiFi. In my old house I had a listening room next to the lounge, I had AVi DM10 speakers and sub woofer they were connected to a Marantz SA 8005 and a Marantz PM 8005, I also had a turntable and a TV. The PM 8005 provided the pre-amplifier which connected into the DM10 auxiliary input. The SA 8005 has an optical input which I used with a ChromeCast to stream Spotify via the SA 8005 optical output to AVi DM10 optical input. The SA 8005 has a USB input which I connected my computer to so I could play iTunes through the DM10s The SA 8005 also has a headphone output as does the PM8005. I also connected the TV directly into the DM10s via another optical input. Because the lounge was next to the listening room I was able to connect my Tannoy Precision 6.2 speakers in the lounge by running the speaker cables from the PM 8005 amp through the wall between the rooms. So I could listen to music in both rooms. In the new house the listening room and lounge are separated by a hallway and a staircase so it would be difficult to configure the system in the same way. What I want to do is have the AVI system, turntable, Headphones, Computer and TV in the listening room and the Marantz, Tannoy in the lounge. This means that I am going to have to buy something to allow me to connect up the turntable, computer and headphones to the AVI and if I could stream to the AVI it would be even better. I was looking at the Yamaha WXC 50 which does most of what I want but does not have a headphone output. Is there any other alternatives or do I need a headphone amp too? In the lounge I will connect the Chrome Cast to the SA 8005 and just play CDs so it is not an issue. As for price I would like to keep it under £500 if possible but if there is a really good solution I would spend about £750. Any suggestions gratefully received.
  6. AntA

    System For Kitchen

    After auditioning the Naim Mu So QB and Bluesound Pulse 2i he bought the Bluesound there was no contest.
  7. You should have recorded her at it and played it back to her through the walls.
  8. AntA

    System For Kitchen

    That is a very good point Uzzy. I should have mentioned that his kitchen is a large kitchen diner and he will probably locate the system in the dining area. It does not necessarily have to be integrated a separate CD player would be okay. To be honest I don't think he would use use the CD much, I think he should just rip his CDs ad play them from his phone.
  9. I would appreciate some advice on all in one systems. My son is considering buying a Naim Mu-so Qb for use in his kitchen and I was wondering if anyone has any experience of them. Are they worth the money or is there a better alternative? The maximum he wants to spend is up to 1K. He needs Spotify connectivity, optical input and not existential but nice to have CD capability, Thanks for any advice and opinions.
  10. How about getting noise cancelling windows?
  11. Classic sketch, one which would not be allowed these days.
  12. Women can't bother their fluffy little heads with such things as HiFi. More interested in babies, kittens, baking, cushions and candles.
  13. I'm pleased to see Flaming Pie released as part of the Archive Collection. I'll probably get the triple 180g Vinyl. Can't believe the prices for the Deluxe 5 CD 2DVD £250 or the Collectors Edition box set £520. I would want it signed for that then I would definitely buy it.
  14. My top five favourite albums are in order: All Things Must Pass: George Harrison. In my opinion George Harrison was every bit as talented as Lennon and McCartney. All Things Must Pass is a out-flowing of the great music George had written over the years with the Beatles. I also think that Something and Here Comes The Sun are two of the best Beatles songs ever made. Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Beatles. It does not take much explanation as to why I have chosen this album. It was so revolutionary for its time and a work of genius. It is worth including for the cover picture alone. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John: I only really like Elton john's early music and in my opinion this was the peak of his and Bernie Taupin's collaboration. Spilt Milk: Kristina Train. There is something about Kristina Train's voice which I just love. When I discovered her on Spotify I had ordered the CD by the time I had listened to the third track. Band On The Run: Paul McCartney & Wings. This was one of the first albums I ever bought. McCartney, Ram, Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway were all okay but then it all came together with BOTR.
  15. I totally agree with your approach Doug. In the past we had a terrace house and the old lady next door on one side was deaf which you may think advantageous. It wasn't as she had the television on full blast and it was like having the TV on in your living room. Fortunately she only had a TV in the lounge and not the bedroom. The other neighbours were great and we hardly heard a thing. I only had a music centre and I did not play it loud so not to upset the other neighbours. Next we bought a small detached bungalow and we loved not having to worry too much about the noise we were making, but then we moved again to a Neo Georgian semi detached house. The walls were paper thin, you could even hear doors creaking next door, that coupled with a yappy dog, TV on really loud in the lounge and in the bedroom late at night and launching the door at the wall when he let the dog out (I assume it was hard to close) which made all the radiators at the bag of the house rattle. We moved out after six months. Since then we have always bought detached properties even if they were smaller than an adjoined perhaps nicer house. We came to the conclusion that having your own four walls was worth the extra expense. Being detached has meant that when we had kids we did not have to worry too much about the noise they and we made. Then I got into Hifi and enjoy playing music loud when I can but as I keep the windows closed I don't worry too much. It can be heard outside but its not particularly loud so I don't tend to worry. I've never had any complaints. We are moving soon to the Cotswolds and house prices are more than where we live but we are buying detached again for these reasons. I would not like to live in a house which was adjoined to mine. I did look at moving over to a headphone based system so we may consider buying a semi but although very good you just don't get the same feeling for the music as you do with speakers. So I can totally understand Eddie Baby's position, he is detached and unless he has really poorly insulated windows should be able to turn it up a bit.